Archive for November, 2010

Although Darren Aronofsky’s new film “Black Swan“ hasn’t premiered yet, the film has already received a standing ovation from the water community. During the filming of the drama/thriller featuring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis as ballet dancers, the actors were required to stay hydrated due to the intense training for their roles. Happily, Aronofsky, the […]

MAVEA’s Red & Black Elemaris Pitchers Are Now Available @ William-Sonoma What could be a more thoughtful gift than a gift that is completely sustainable? I know what you’re thinking… and it may seem strange to give a water pitcher to the one you love. But if you think about it, giving someone a sustainable […]

Toronto got a taste of Viennese coffee culture last week with a visit from Franz Grünwald, a world-champion Austrian barista and certified coffee fanatic. Grünwald manned the coffee counter at Timothy’s World Coffee for a few hours for a one-on-one demonstration and discussion. Grünwald, who has over two decades of experience in the coffee industry […]

From a distance, one would think Brian Jewett’s collection of succulents were transported straight from a desert. But these thorny, green, odd looking cucumbers are actually crafted from green garden hoses, spiky tiewrap “needles” and floral red, faucet handles… Who would have thought that even a hose could be recycled into something so genuinely beautiful? […]

I tried to maintain a vegetarian diet a few years ago. At the time I worked for a vegan restaurant which made it easy for me to be meat-free (especially since the staff was fed a delish vegan meal every shift.) But soon after leaving the restaurant industry, I gradually started to incorporate meat back […]

The amount of plastic from single-use water bottles and grocery bags in the US amounts to over twice the weight of the entire population. Plastic waste is accumulating not only in our landfills, but also in our streets, parks and waterways. Environmental activists, Green Sangha, started the campaign “Rethink Plastic” to awaken others and inspire […]

Los Angeles blogger and comedian, Alex Blagg is your average American. He considers himself to be a “lazy liberal“.  You know the type–a person quick to espouse his progressive ideals, but whose idea of “social action” mostly consists of watching The Daily Show, shopping at Whole Foods, and participating in the occasional Facebook petition. Yep, […]

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